Springfield College Introduces New Community Chorus


Springfield College will begin a community chorus this fall, led by Associate Professor of Music Alexandra Ludwig, that will give members of the greater Springfield community an opportunity to sing music of all genres in a fun, learning environment.

This new community chorus will foster community engagement between the College and local community, and especially invites singers who possess a love of music. Many genres of music will be represented such as Motown, jazz standards, classical, world beat, and Broadway. The chorus also will perform with piano, jazz band, instrumentals, or a cappella.

“Springfield College is very excited about our plans to create a new Springfield Community Chorus under the leadership of Professor Ludwig,” said Springfield College School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies Dean Anne Herzog. “Prof. Ludwig is experienced with community music programs and will bring great energy and creativity to this new project.  I look forward to the concerts that will result from her hard work.”

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on Sept. 15 on the Springfield College campus. Singers 15 years of age and older who are interested in joining the chorus are asked to contact Alexandra Ludwig at aludwig@springfieldcollege.edu or (413) 748-3463.

Ludwig maintains a varied musical career as a conductor, teacher, accompanist, and singer. Along with her work as a faculty member at the College, she is the conductor and artistic director of FluxEnsemble, and she has worked as a choral conductor for the Springfield College Singers, South Hadley Chorale, Hampshire Choral Society, and Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The college is ranked in the 2015 edition of “Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S.News and World Report, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses across the country.